A Review of Funko’s DC Legion of Collectors for July 2017: BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES!

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A Review of Funko's DC Legion of Collectors for July 2017: BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES!
  • The Box Art
  • The POP! Figure
  • The Dorbz Ride
  • The T-Shirt
  • The Comic Book
  • The Patch and Pin

Funko and DC’s latest subscription box has released and it is everything the little 11-year-old kid in me wants.  The theme for July 2017 is BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES and its a solid release.  This is a bi-monthly subscription box, which you can pay for per box at $25 USD or you can pay for an annual membership at $150 USD.  Both price points are before the taxes and shipping charges.


The silhouette of Oswald Cobblepot, better known as The Penguin, is on the outside and the inside is loaded with characters from the series like Batman, Robin, The Joker, Harley Quinn, Two-face, and The Penguin.  


Let me just say that I’m loving this POP!  He has been thoughtfully made with a swiveling head with a clear covering for his helmet.  The design translates well from the character design in the series to Funko’s stylized figures.  The gun design has also has been done well.  The colors are bright and the paint finishes on all of the various parts of him complete this very cool POP!


The Dorbz is a newly designed figure with the blue and black shadowing down the side of his body.  He is holding a baterang and has the bright yellow emblem on his chest.  The figure has some scuffs on his head but they’re not big enough to take away from the character.
The Batmobile is, of course, in the long vehicle design from the series.  The top of the engine is coming out of the hood and the lines look sharp.  As you can see in the photos and video, the grill kind of looks like The Joker’s head.  They made sure to add the small clamps to securely hold Batman in the vehicle.


This design is right from the credits of the show with the darkened Batman holding his cape against the red background.  The image is large and just really looks striking. It’ll be nice to wear such a classic image around this summer.

The comic book cover features art from Adam Archer and it has been designed in a similar way to one of the best-known images from the series.  Of course it has the Funko spin on it with The Dark Knight looking like a figure at the top of a building in Gotham City.  It is a reprint of the 1992 premier issue with a story about The Penguin.  It was fun to take a step back and read a book from my childhood.  
The patch is a little bigger than most of the previous patches that they’ve sent out.  Its The Joker’s head against the four playing card suits with his big, yellow-toothed grin.  The coloring looks good and the design looks crisp.
The Catwoman pin is Selena Kyle from her torso up with a large diamond behind her.  She is in her grey suit and the art style looks lifted right from the animation cells.  The lines are clean and they have kept up with the high quality that they have done in every box.


Overall, I’m overly satisfied with this month’s box.  There isn’t a single thing that I’m not completely stoked about in here.  The Dorbz, comic and the patch & pin are all very cool.  Both Batman and Dorbz collectors should be very happy with the designs.  The real stars, for me anyway, are the t-shirt and POP!  This is a figure I have wanted ever since Funko has been making bolder moves in their figure designs.  I love the character and to finally have him on my shelf is awesome.  This also opens up a slew of possibilities for other variations of not only this character but also others like Mysterio from Spider-Man, MARS ATTACKS, and so much more.  This box gets incredibly high marks for design and content.  

Note: I apologize for some of the noise in the video. I’ll have it figured out by the next one.

Here is an Unboxing and Review video of the box, enjoy!

About the author

MEDIA JOURNALIST/ REVIEWER/STAFF WRITER | Michael is a fanatic about all cinema old and new. He collects anything from 1:6 Scale Collectibles and vinyl collectibles to movies and Steelbooks. He loves pop culture, writing, reviewing films & collectibles, and journalism. An avid Batman, The Joker and anything comics junkie, he will also chat it up about pretty much anything. Go ahead and ask...